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MARSHALL, N.C., FRIDAY
GAMP (ffiUBE fri
' MARSHALL? AGAIN SOON
IN ASHEVILLE NOW
MR. BILL SIMPSON HERE PRE
j The people of Marshall are glad to
Know that the camp for girls, which
has been a custom for the, last pey
eral years, will be open again this
summer at the Fortner site same as
MrBill Simpson; son bf Rev. Mr.
Simpson, is now in Marahall prepar
ing the camps for the girls who are
usually here in July and August.
A Base Ball League has just been
organized by three counties: Madi
son, Transylvania and Haywood. The
four teams come from Marshall, Bre
vard, Pisgah Forest and Canton. It
is hoped that it will bring something
interesting as well as entertainment
to Western North Carolina. In
order to show your appreciation, you
should attend all the games that is
' possible. Marshall has some beauti
ful baseball suits. See them Satur
day. Don't fail to see their first
home town game Canton vs Mar
shall. Following is" the schedule for this
June 8 Canton at Brevard, ,
- Pisgah at Marshall.
June 16, Brevard at Canton
; 1 ' Marshall at Pisgah.
June 22, Pisgah at Brevard
i , . . Canton aft Marshall
June 29, Brevard at Pisgah
MjFlsgah at Canton.
July 6, Marshall at Brevard
Pisgah at. Canton.
July 13, Brevard at Marshall ,X
Canton at Pisgah
July 20, Canton at Brevard " - 'X'ji.
Pisgah at Marshall'
July 27, Brevard at Canton ......
. Marshall at Pisgah
August 3, Pisgah at Brevard : ,
i . j , Canton at Mar
Aucuat.10. Brevard at piazah
' 1 Marshall t Canton
August 17, Marshall at Brevard r
, ' . Pisgah at' Canton
August 24, Brevard at Marshall
" Canton at Pisgah
August 31, Canton at Brevard
Pisgah at Marshall
Sept. 7, Brevard at Canton
Marshall at Pisgah
Sept. 14, Pisgah at Brevrd(
Canton at Marshall
Sept. 21, Brevard at Pisgah
Marshall at Canton
Sept. 28, Marshall at Brevard
Pisgah at Canton
Oct. 5, Brevard at Marshall
Canton at Pisgah
Official Time 3:30 P. M.
""July zu, risgan at Marshall a
MIRROR ACTS AS BRAKE
BERLIN. Dr. Baeseler, German
scientist; has successfully demonstrat
ed over 4000 times a new device o
stop trains by means of a mirror. A
i mirror of many facets is placed in
a semaphore signal and the light
from the . oncoming locomotive is
: ?:cksd: cp' and thrown back to a se-
lenium cell on .the engine.. .. This, in
turn, works the brakes, bringing the
train to a stop within a ttrw feet.
AAiu MJFMJKfM. m. aeujiia
, Atlanta fi. Ti.ma OA JTl ..k.
W dule to ho fnllnwAi rfnrW th last
cuarleeton," fi,rst (ocomoJve ut
in tne united states' lor actual er-
vice, which has been reproduced by
. the Southern - Railway System, will
Thursday, June 27th: Leave Ashe-
villo 7:00. A, M. TCentral Time,)' ar-
J i..aa a r . .
rive at craggy i :ou a. m., Alexan
der 9:35 A. M., Marshall 11:10 A. M.
Barnard 1:20 P. M. Hot Sprigs at
-20 P, M. and remain for. night.-
This will be a great attraction to
anyone interested in the progress of
our country, to see the grdwth from
t this tiny locomotive used In the first
i days of railroading and then come on
up through .time past' and view the
; aiighty mogul engine of the present
day. come, see this s .It may be
.; many a cay before the opportunity
presents itseii again.
INSULTED AT CHURCH
" t (Harrodsburg (Ky.) Herald " -..'V
. a v A member of one of Mercer's rural
. churches tells Topics the following:
'A brother in the congregation who is
somewhat deaf, recently promised the
church five dollars when he sold a
- calf. The bovine went to market.
Time passed and the contribution
' was not forthcoming. Last Sunday
the man went to church and the choir
f sang that sweet old hymn, "The Half
; Haa Never Yet Besn To'd.". ; Anger,
er, the .delinquent brother let it be.
known that he never intendetf to' go
to that church f:n. Pre!ed for a
reason ;h sai4 cbn'r' ' 1 insulted
. him by s'-'ir ? CklX i.as Never
Yet Lee'n isoiX" .
William G. Roberto, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Guy V. Robert, of
Marshall, has been chosen first
orderly for the commanding of
fiear. Col. Robertas in ' chsrve of
the Citizens' f Military Training f
Cimp i Fort Oglethorpe, U.
This is quite an honor tot Rob
erts as he was chosen from a
group of 600 young; men. He was
chosen because he !w? so-i-Tory
jieat in his dress.
This is his second year in camp
and he is now taking the red
Chewin g Gum
They tell a iiory about Wm. Wrig
ley, Jr., the chewing gum man.' He
was crossing the country on a crack
train when an individual who had
learned that Mr. Wrigley was aboard
came to him and introduced himself.
After talking awhile he said to Mr.
Wrigley, "Why do you continue fo
spend such a tremendous sum of
money on advertising every year?
You're established now; I suppose
more of your gum 4s sold in this
country than all the others put to
gether. And still von continue to
pour hundreds of thousands of dol
lars Into advertising. Is It ; really
Wriirley elanced 4ut of -tha win
dow. 'How fast are we traveling?"
the asked. ?: ! ': J.-'Ji he.Urt .
.v.Hii . Jnanlaitor lookd .nuzzled.
WhAt 'luid the speed oi the train to
do with chewing 'gum advertising, he
wondered "Why, the trairt, is said
to average sixty piiles an. hour," be
newefed.','ii-'-(1r.j jw!rii,2hi '
' 'Now , nDto:" i aaid WrisHev.
long 10 you tmnit we a continue to
travel at that rate of speed?" ,
"Not very , long, of course,' ad
mitted his visitor.. ..-
"That's how it would be with my
business if I let up on my advertis
ing," was Wrigley s next statement.
"Momentum would carry . this train
along for quite a distance, it's true.
But it would be slowing up all the
time. So will any business if its mo
tive force it cut off."
"Doctor, can you cure me of snor
ing? I snore so loud that I awake
In that case I would advise you to
sleep in onother room." Clipped.
"By the way, old man, how's that
new Florida bungalow of yours get
"fine we've just had. her hauled
out and put in drydock so we can get
the cellar painted." Clipped.
Ancient "Mr. Brown, I believe?
My grandson is working .in , your
Brown "O, yes! He went tou jour
funeral last week." Bulletin.- '
: Stranger: "Rastus, do the. people
who Hve across the road from you
keep chickens?' " , .. . .v
Rastus : ."Dey keeps some ob dem,
ah." , 'AvV;;-,v..,
NOT BEFORE CHILDREN
.f, . vvr.
If I don't get sick an tired, of
this life. It's nothing but work
from morning till night . I'd just
as soon be dead a to go 'on living
like this." She was a tired moth
er. No . doubt about that. - And
no doubt but that she had good
reason to feel spent and discour
aged. She may have had every
good reason for uttering these
words. ! She had no good Teason
for uttering them before her chil-dren.,KiM:-;-iv-y,-fVft;vi,V(.
"Things are getting worse ' and
worse at the shop. , I had a row
with the boss todays There's no
Justice anywhere. ' The working
man gets the poor end of every
,thlnsr. No wonder there . areM'so-.
1 many 'reds' in the Country.,4'A
weary father discouraged at the end
4; a hard day,' thus "spoke his
mind" at the supper table. - May
be he was justified in feeling dis
satisfied. , He wasn't justified in
expressing that dissatisfaction be
fore his children." '.'
Parents should present a brave
front' to their girls and boys.
"Father and mother should be ex
amples of courage and cheerfuW
hess to their children, no matter
how dissatisfied they may inward
ly be witR life. 'Youth is natur
ally hopeful, eager, and confident.-:
Jt should not be discouraged. It
should fee made to feel that-for-
t'tude, r trsvcr". n! M-he Jn
the face of discouragement are
the 6nly things that count - Only
with such example ever before it'
in the noma ci youth go forward
to meet iu t..Ues.':.'
I planted a rose in my
Where nothing was growing at all:
I gave it my tenderest care , V
In winter and summer and fall.
It bloomed in the beautiful Springtime
And filled all the air with) Berf ume.
How barren my garden would be V
Without Ithat fair rose ahdits blflom!
A daughter came into my w,
A rose for my Garden of 3U)ve:
I cherish her there in that garden, ;
My gift from the great power, above.
I've made her my pal arid rfly:comrade
No sweeter communion could bo
Than ours in its fullness anJ beauty
She's sister and daughter o me.
I hope, as my hair turns to silver, . ' '
As earth and its cares fade iway, -
Our hearts will draw closer and. closer
As heaven draws nearer each day
God grant us an endless communion.
Above in HIS garden ofair
The bloom of this earthly communion
. Forever and ever tip thewr'r
ARE SOUTHERN STATSSTim
, In a scathing reply to e' editorial
of - a Chicago, newspapefciiuotedt as
pointing the finger ofishame: at the
South: Holland's. The Jlaeaiine of
the So i5 ,.th"
"Utteir ano amazing ignorance nov
only of the South but of our country
as a whole, is revealed in a recent
editorial in. the. Chicago Daily Tri
ibune entitled 'Public life in the
S'cks States,' ' which takes note of
Louisiana and her political problems,
of Oklahoma's impeachment trials,
of the 'Mar Ferguson episode in Texas
and of Bilbo of Mississippi but
l.vhich does not mention, oddly e
nough, Al Capone or Len Small of
Illinois and goes on to say that the
Southern States) &t remote from
centers of commercial activity, cul
ture, and learning, and are the 'shame
of the Nation.'
"After the first wave of surprise at
a crass display of sheer ignorance,
we are amused at being termed the
'shame' of anything by a newspaper
in such an abattoir as Chicago, with
its putrid politics, its guarded elect
ions., its gangster-ruled streets, its
St. Valentine's Day slaughters, its
beer "barons,' and its neighboring
Herrins and Ciceros. Political dis
putes in the Sputhern States at least
are settled in courts of law, and not
with machine guns. The Southern
States have no unseated United
States Senators, nor does any of
their Senators send a floral offering
qnd his personal card to a gangster's
funeral. ". . '-
: "The South, in aix, years, increased
its manufactured products values
$567,000,000. In those same six
years, manufacturing values in the
rest of the country decreased S279,
509,000. Southern ports handle 42
per cent of the country's water-borne
tonnage. . Over 61 per cent of all
active cotton spindles" in the Nation
are in the South. Such . facts as
these are endless. If this be remote
ness from commercial activity, make
the' most of itj.T- - v? 1
"The south was steeped in culture
and learning, and -its cities were the
sites of recognized colleges and uni
versities more than three-quarters of
a century before Chicago came into
existence. Its first college was f oun-
In fact, when Chicago was founded,
there already were 40 universities
and colleges in the South as against
only 20 in the Middle West and 36
in the remaining States; "Two,, of
these Southern collejres were in Louis
' iana and Mississippi. ,
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"The second college founded on A-
merican soil was in a Southern State
1 The College of William and Wary,
at Williamsburg,,. Virginia, in il698.
Only one other university was foun
ded in America during that century
Harvard, in 1636, located in Mas
sachusetts, which is not a Middle
Middle M&t state; - ' & jfy
' "In the eighteenth century, begin
ning with.'the founding of Washing
ton and Lee University at Lexington,
Virginia, in 1749, the South saiw 18
colleger and - universities founded
within its borders, and 14 founded in
the rest of the eountryv. No college
- " v wu iounaea in . the
;T;it taring that century, 4
v ine nrst American college estab
lished in the nineteenth century was
the University of South Carolina, at
Columbia, ; in 1801 the- fifteenth
Southern university t be ; founded
prior to the' establishment of any such
institution-in the, Middle West. Be
fore the fouadinir of Chicago's first
Qniveraity; the South had 58 colleges
annni or&fesw, ; Of these three
were in Texas, iwo'ln Lonfeiiana, ah4
to the learned Tribune, 'remote from
culture and learning.'
"Of the two-score Southern uni
versities founded, while Chicago was
still but an idea' in a trader's mind,
one was W.esleyan, in Macon, Geor
gia, the oldest woman's college in the
world, and the first to award a de
gree to a woman. Subsequent South
em colle-sres. precedinir Chicago's
first, included the famous Baylors in
Texas, in 1845 Baylor College for
women and Baylor University.
"'Today there are in the Southern
States 189 recognized colleges and
universities. The Middle West has
only 116. The remainder of the
country has 275
"In justice to the Middle West, the
iNortn, and the Jast, it should ibe.un
derstood and stated that this ridicu
lous ediorial in the Tribune does not
reflect the attitude and opinion of
! the. Public in . those secUons toward
and regarding the Southern States.
but is actuated probably by jealousy
and is indicative of a narrow policy
that has characterized the Tribune's
attitude toward the South for many
years. Business men in Chicago and
the Middle West know its utter false
ness, and it is to the interes of those
same business men many of whom
seek southern patronage to see that
such misstatements are not circulat
ed in the future.
"If the editorial writers for the
Tribune are weary of recording mur
ders, gang fights, and bootlegging in
Chicago as they have reason to be
and are merely seeking a new sub
ject, we suggest that they choose one
on which they have more information.
A little knowledge is a dangerous
thing, but none at all is gross ignor
BIBLE CLASS HONORS MR.
HENRY AND' FAMILY
The Woman's Bible Class of the
Methodist church met at the home of
Mrs. Carl Stuart on Monday night.
June 10th, for an evening of informal
fun. The. diversions of the evening
were centered around the idea of
"Cotton," following its cycle from
the cotton exchange cotton field, to
the mills and the finished products. ,
Delicious refreshments were served
to about forty. .
At this time the class bade farewell
to Mr. Homer Henry and hi fam
ily, who have lived in our community
for the past eight years,- and iwho
have been very active - in church
work. The Methodist church loses
faithful workers and it is with great
regret that we see Mr. Henry and
his family go to other fields. , i
"The price of the alarm clock- was
one dollar and fifty cents, but I got
a discount' so it only cost me ninety
eight cents." i . H -"'; r-. . -
"Yes. but- yon could- nave rot -the
same thing at Bailey's for seventy
five cents, : . -,.-.,..-.. .. ,
That may be, but theft Bailer's
wouldn't have taken awthing off."
Good Hardware.' v-t - .v.
Front 1 the waters of Laurel
River several miles west of here
recently, Mr. E. R. Tweed, pres
ident of the Citizens Bnk of
Marshall, captured what is be
lieved to be the record trout tak
en from a stream in this section
a 27-inch rainbow. Mr. Tweed
used Jt shiaII No. 12 fflv Anil AA
not expect such a large specimen
I to seize such' a small artificial
lure. Consequently, he had a dif
I ficult battle before landing the
NEW YEAR'S DAY IN CHINA
We are in the midst of the Chinese
Big Feast Chinese New Year. Every
one's birthday, comes on this day.
Should a child be born in even the
last hour of the last day of the old
year it would be two years old.,, on
New Years. New Year came on Sun
day, Feb. 10th. Every store was
closed. Al work stopped. But it
was not quiet. It was like many
Fourth of July's in one. Oh! the
fire-crackers 1 At midnight I was
wakened by a vast broadside of large
and small firecrackers and they kept
it up for days. In the morning the
ground was cpyered as by red snow
the. McoafcfeWi" of exploded fire-works.
Fire-cracker are but a part of the
feast the noisy part.
The last day of the year every
body is busy the men at closing up
their, accounts- All bills, must be
collected and all debts paid. Woe
be the, man .who does not pay, his
debts. The women are very busy.
The house must be made as clean as
a pin and decorated, and the brooms
hidden bad luck if they appear on
New Year. Before the New Year
sun rises all .kinds of, foods must be
gotten j-eady !?? Gnests-manjMrwiU
come during those days and they
.must be feasted. Jew people
slumber the. last night of the old
year. . But -when the sun rises, calm
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rtsiKus over :ine . nousenuiu. as one
(walks out between 6 and 9 a. m., the
whole town is asleep. Sunday in
deed! But excitement arouses them
and about 10 o'clock you'll find the
streets alive with people dressed in
their best,' bib and tucker and you
hear, "Kong Hyt Fah-dzai" Congra
tulations,, and abounding wealth to
you, shouted from one to another.
The closed doors are plastered with
appropriate sayings written on blood
red strips of paper. Go to open
spaces of the city and see crowds en
circling puppet shows, acrobats, mon
key performers, squirming dragons,
entertainers of all kinds, and pedlars
of sweets and children's toys Vani
ty Fairly Go to the temples and you
find thousands ' burning incense and
candles before all the idols, praying
for wealth, old age and bliss.
One interesting god connected
with the New .Year is the god of
wealth which is worshipped especially
on the 5th his birthday. The money
spent on fire-crackers in his honor
ould pay China's national debt. Few
begin work Again until he is properly
worshinnado.a Another is the kitchen-
god. His J?per god and sits over
the stove in 'the kitcnen where he
spies on the doings of the family for
a year, un tne zata ox tne lztn
month he is given a big feast Sweet
syrup is nut on his mouth and he is
nut in, a beautiful naner sedan chair
and burned in glorious style, accom
panied by fire-works which is send
ing him- tevtbeUpper-god to report
on their .year's donigs all this fuss
and 'sweetness' ' is to bribe him to
soeak well of, their family to his naj
esty. When? jie returns on the last
night of the did year a new idol is
bought end. placed with little cere
mony in the old nich it will be a
year before he reports again why
"taffy" him now?
s x v ,lo luoi-worsnip KamuiuiK
takes a big nlace in New Year cele-
brations-g a m b 1 i n g everywhere!
What theyVeat and drink, and the
fire-crackers, and gambling, all, in
some wayof ptber, symbolize or point
10 vne : sauna -nao-wn -"-exceisiori
in Tthe sensB of rising high in wealth
and station especially in - wealth.
It's indeed a wonderfully interesting
time, and is indulged in even, by beg
garsfor they receive a harvest of
alms ''v ty.A't-v-tr-K'-iSi -'" ' .
Thet'dhUt' Government order
ed thaj- Chinese' New Year should not
be .observed this year: ' It might as
weft have tried to turn tack the
greatest tidal wave in history I . Na
tional 'eoTOmanos Stop the observance
of 'Chinese-' Nw" Year's customs?!
Only the "tron version of these, people
to Christ ' will stop this idol worship
and lea & the worship of the. true
God. ; ; And U. os the glad part or it
is that a?h year more leave the false
and adopt the .true as the Chinese
one by on are born anw. yff are
not ..oiscoaraged. Pray much for
China. Kindest regards nd best
wishes. i'ii" -,-. -v;. v . , . ; .
a Yo; in" Christ s glad service,
tJ (. i:., G.,C HALLOCK.
The 'Rhododendron Festival in
Asheville is meeting with quite a
success this year. The mountain
floiwer is now in its beauty and
crowds from all over the United
States are visiting the "Land , of the
Sky." The floats Tuesday were the
most beautiful and most effective
ever seen there.
Marshall and Madison County re
joiced with Asheville in the success
of the occasion.
The school indebtedness of Madi
son County is in round numbers
$301,000, $58,000 bonds in former
years for current expenses and
$243,000 state loans for the erection
of school houses. Loans for the
Spring Creek school will add approx
imately $40,000 to the indebtedness.
Walnut wants a new building, White
Rock must have consideration, Mars
Hill needs an elementary school
building, and other places need ad
ditions and equipment and repairs.
The Board of Education hoped to
relieve some of these needs and had
provided for them fin its tentative
budget. All had been led to believe
that the new school law would pro
vide relief in the matter of the school
tax. But such is not the case. The
equalization fund helps to take care
of salaries of teachers (around $100,
000) and transportation of pupils (up
to 10,000) and provides $68,000 for
this purpose. The county tax provid
ed for in the new lalw with fines, etc.,
will furnish the remaining $47,000.
In addition the county must pro
vide for interest and payment on the
three hundred thousand dollars or
debt This alone amounts to $81,000,
or 80 cents on the hundred. Them
many of the buses -must be replaced
and two new. buses bought for Spring1
Creek; drivers and janitors, fuel and
MANY MADISON PEOPLE
gas,. , maintenance- a fl, .1 eperatmgrU
funds, office expenses and Incidentals '
estimated interest on maney .that
must be .. borrowed during the year
($3000) ec, are consant and neces
sary expenses which must be taken
care of all amounting to more than
$30,000 after being cut to the quick.
It will be difficult to keep the tax
rate for schools alone down to $1.00.
If the needs of all the school districts
were included the rate would be
$1.20. The rate last year was 97
It is no time to increase taxes even
for schools, and certainly no further
indebtedness is possible if we are to
be saved from bankruptcy. What is
the remedy? Who has one to sug
gest? R. L. MOORE.
Mars Hill, N. C.
June 14, 1929.
Suit To Be Brought On
Certificate of Tax
Sales Not Re-
I have urged all persons whose
land has been sold for taxes 1927
and before 1927 to come forward
and redeem their Jand by paying the
taxes for which the land ts sold,
set out in the Certificates of Tax
Sales. There are still several hun
dred of these Tax Sales Certificates
that have not been redeemed. I have
been as lenient about this matter as
the law will permit In Buncombe
and other counties thousands of
suits have been brought to foreclose
the Tax Sales Certificates. I have
tried to get by without bringing suit
wherever it is possible. : The . time
has now come when, as Attorney for '
the County, I am compelled (b fore
close these Tax Sales Certificates by
suit in the Superior Court I am now
at work preparing complaints and
the necessary papers in the different
cases, and I am taking them as I
come to them. ' In - many " instances :
the costs will be much more than the
taxes. There is much mojre work
about foreclosing these certificates '
than the ordinary suit, and the cost ,
is greater. I (am waiting this - to
urge persons who have outstanding -against
them, Tax Sales Certificates
to come at once and redeem ttem.
Do not he flattered that when once
the foreclosure is made that it will
not be good. The purchaser under the
foreclosure sale will get a good title. '
It is not a pleasant job to bring these .
suits anijjrosecute them to sell your ;
land, but it is the law, and unless you -pay
as above stated, it will certainly
be done. The time is limited in .
iwhich to bring the suits, and I can
not., delay longer. : If yon want to
save a large eost, and save tne losing
of your land, I most respectfully ap
peal to everyone that this applies, to,' -to
come forward at once and redeem -your
land by taking up the Tax Sales
Certificate V ; , ; . -' ' -7
- -: 5 ' '"Respectfully, ' r
'r.;.;2' V JOHN A.'Ei.-or.icss,
-. --w 'County At! 3 -my.
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